This Is Why Racing On Wet Public Roads Is Bad Unless You Hate Lampposts

Long, dreary, rainy drives on long commutes sure are dull, right? Wouldn’t it be much more fun to spice them up with a race against a car that dares to have roughly the same color scheme as you? Sure it would. But it’s not a good idea, as this Mustang driver and an innocent street lamp found out.


Reader Dallasjhawk sent this dashcam video in to us, and described it:

Witnessed a Mustang try to race a GTO on wet road in Grand Prairie. The GTO did NOT race and the Mustang floored it and wrecked. Caught it all on my Dashcam. On subsequent video, I turned around to make sure everyone was ok. They were.

Well, everyone is okay except for that streetlamp, which, I have to say, went down far more easily than I’d have guessed. The Mustang may have lost the not-even-acknowledged race against that GTO, but it sure as hell won the wrestling match with the streetlamp.

And, of course, there’s a pretty simple and clear message here: no matter how fast and badass you think your car is, being an idiot trumps everything. Really, Mustang guy, what the hell were you thinking? It’s a wet road, there’s traffic around, you’ve got a live axle, you’re not on a dragstrip, the GTO doesn’t even give a shit about your insecure engine-revving — just turn up your (probably) shitty music and drive wherever the hell you’re going.

Racing is fun. It’s exciting and challenging and a great way to spend your time and a surprising amount of your money. This guy should have gone to a dragstrip and lost races without putting a lot of people in potential harm.

Oh well. Glad no one was hurt. Enjoy the schadenfreude.

UPDATE: The word ‘lamppost’ actually has two ‘P’s in a row, and looks weird as fuck. Also, in re-watching the video, I think that GTO stepped on it as well, and may have been, at least informally, racing with the doomed Mustang.



Andrew P. Collins

Mmmm yeah, take that. Fuckin’ lamppost.